TACK-HUAWEI 4 NATIONS T20 2014 , Kuwait

November 2, 201421 Comments




Get ready for the biggest sporting and entertainment event of the year this FRIDAY

TACK’s marketing and creative team has been working really hard for the last couple of months to put together a sporting event, the likes of which has never been seen before in Kuwait. Mental preparation and idea generation had started a year ago but the last few months have really seen the preparations go into over-drive mode that has set the entire Kuwait, cricket lovers in particular, buzzing in anticipation. From putting together a remarkable lineup of 7 A-List international cricketers to ensuring bigger and better rewards for players (MITSUBISHI ATTARAGE being one of them) the meticulous planning, detailing and immense hard work put in by TACK is there for all to see.

TACK has not only partnered for the second time with Huawei for the upcoming 4Nations T20 Festival by giving them the naming rights, but has managed to retain almost all the sponsors and partners from last year’s event which speaks volume about the trust and admiration TACK enjoys among its partners. Consequently, all the partners like Gulf Bank, Western Union, Mada Telecom, McDonald’s, Mais Alghanim and Al-Bahar have come forward with even stronger support as compared to last year. Additionally, keeping their mantra of growth alive, TACK has gone ahead and launched new relationships this year with the likes of Al Mulla Group, Crowne Plaza and souq.com to produce and execute this year’s event on such a massive scale.

Final squads of the four teams competing on Friday i.e. TACK-Kuwait XI, TACK-Pakistan XI, TACK-India XI and TACK-Srilanka XI were finalized this week including the support staff of coaches, managers and liaison officers. Team jerseys will be officially launched at a glittering press conference to be held at the plush Al-Andulus ballroom in Crowne Plaza, TACK’s Hospitality partner for the event and also hosting all the international cricketers. Additionally, all 7 international super stars will be officially introduced to the media, sponsors and partners.

Teams Association of Cricket in Kuwait, fondly referred to as TACK-MG now, has in fact come a long way since its inception in 2009 with 7 desert grounds in Sulaibikhat and Hateen to hosting a truly international sporting event in Kuwait which will not only enchant the cricket lovers of Kuwait but will also serve as a fantastic platform for Kuwait to announce to the world that it is ready for international cricket.

Fasten your seatbelts, pull up your socks and get ready for an entertaining roller coaster ride on 28th of November at TACK-Entertainment city cricket ground – Doha, where there will be 4 back to back thrilling t20 matches, plenty of prizes and surprises, bumper draws and rocking music for families and children to cherish for a long time to come. For more information please log on to www.tac-kuwait.com, the leading web portal for cricket lovers in Kuwait.

Rigorous training underway as final squads to be finalized and announced next week1amed

Training camps have been setup for the last one month at TACK Entertainment City Cricket Ground comprising of 30 aspirants as preparations for one of the biggest sporting events in Kuwait’s history on the 28th of November enters its final leg. Every single one of these hopefuls realizes what is at stake here, which is the once in a lifetime opportunity to play alongside some of the best cricketers ever to have played the game. The prospect of Khalid Butt batting alongside Azhar Mahmood is not only mouthwatering for cricket lovers in Kuwait but it is a moment the dynamic all rounder from Kuwait will cherish forever. Similarly for the youngsters to be bowling against the fearsome power hitters like Yusuf Pathan, Herschelle Gibbs, Scott Styris and the ever-so-graceful Aravinda DeSilva will be a huge learning curve and an immense adrenalin rush as well. Final squads are expected to be announced next week with the official press conference taking place in Crowne Plaza hotel (hospitality partner for TACK-HUAWEI 4 nations festival) on the 27th of November 2014. The official jerseys of all the four teams will also be unveiled at the ceremony in front of all the leading media channels of Kuwaitshah32458_n

Staying true to its reputation of being the torch-bearer of innovation, for the first time ever in the history of cricket in Kuwait, TACK has pulled off an amazing feat of inviting as many as seven top line International cricketers to come down to Kuwait and compete in a domestic tournament alongside the country’s local talent through the platform of TACK-MG & Huawei 4Nations T20 festival 2014. Instead of inviting some upcoming talent from the domestic circuits of some of these test playing nations, TACK went all out for this endeavor and has invited some of the biggest names to have ever played the game. These include the likes of one of the best all-rounder produced by Pakistan i.e. Azhar Mahmood, 1996 World Cup winners Upul Chandana and Aravinda De Silva from Sri Lanka, Scott Styris from New Zealand, former England captain Adam Hollioake, South African master blaster Herschelle Gibbs and the giant of Baroda Yusuf Pathan from India.2med

The sight of these international cricketers playing side by side with the best of Kuwait’s cricketing talent is a mouth-watering prospect and is reason enough to lock your dates for the 28th of November which is a Friday. Herschelle Gibbs, Scott Styris, and Adam Hollioake will represent TACK-KUWAIT XI along with Kuwaitis and Kuwait born cricketers.

Yusuf Pathan will represent TACK-INDIA XI along with the best talent of Indian cricketers residing in Kuwait. A few first class players from India are also going to fly down to compete in this historic event. Azhar Mahmood is going to represent TACK-Pakistan XI along with the best talent of Pakistani cricketers residing in Kuwait. Aravinda De Silva & Upul Chandana will represent TACK-Sri Lanka XI along with the best talent of Sri Lankan cricketers residing in Kuwait.

TACK International has now also become a proud partner of The Akram Foundation (TAF), whereby the Sultan of Swing, the legendary Wasim Akram from Pakistan, will be seen on the gigantic LED screen of 21.sq meters on the day of the event supporting TACK activities and simultaneously ensuring maximum people from all over the world come forward to help reduce poverty in Pakistan while maximizing education and healthcare simultaneously. Yusuf Pathan has already announced his support of 3 000 $ for the Akram foundation which will take place on the 28th of November during the magnamous event.

On the other hand, TACK has not only partnered for the second time with Huawei for the upcoming 4Nations T20 Festival by giving them the naming rights, but has managed to retain almost all the sponsors and partners from last year’s event which speaks volume about the trust and admiration TACK enjoys among its partners. However, as growth has always been TACK’s mantra, a lot of new partners have been brought onboard to conduct the event on such a massive scale. Al Mulla Group has come forward as the official Automotive Partner for the event with a swanky new Mitsubish Attarage to be given away to one lucky player (local player of the tournament) on the day of the event.

Fasten your seat belts, pull up your socks, and get ready for an entertaining roller coaster ride on the 28th of November at TACK Entertainment city cricket ground – Doha, where there will be back to back 4 thrilling t-20 matches, plenty of prizes and surprises, bumper draws and rocking music for all families and children to cherish for a long time to come. For more information, please log on www.tac-kuwait.com; the leading web portal for cricket lovers in Kuwait.


Herschelle Herman Gibbs is a South African cricketer, more specifically known as a batsman. Gibbs was schooled at St Joseph’s Marist College and then Diocesan College in Rondebosch. Gibbs was a gifted sportsman at school featuring in SA Schools teams for rugby, cricket and soccer.


Yusuf%20Pathan_0Yusuf Pathan (born 17 November 1982) is an Indian cricketer. Pathan made his debut in first-class cricket in 2001/02. He is a powerful and aggressive right-handed batsman and a right-arm offbreak bowler. His younger brother Irfan Pathan is also an Indian cricketer.



Azhar Mahmood Sagar  is a Pakistani-born cricketer who became a British citizen in 2011 and is now a fully qualified English cricketer.Originally his father objected to his interest in cricket, but later started to appreciate it seeing his accomplishments. As a teenager, Azhar was mentored by Irfan Bhatti who played a One Day International for Pakistan in the early 90’s. When not doing net practice, Azhar would fancy himself playing tape ball cricket on the cemented pitch in the cricket ground in front of his home.


arvindaP_DFT_DFT-23-97Pinnaduwage Aravinda de Silva  is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who is considered one of the finest batsmen produced by the country. He is also regarded as one of the most elegant batsman in his generation, and to date is the only player to make a hundred and take 3 or more wickets in a World cup final. He was the head of the national selection committee briefly before stepping down after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.


About TACK

Teams association for cricket in Kuwait, now famously know as TACK was established in 2009 under the unifying promise of Kuwait’s top 22 teams to promote, expand, and develop the game of cricket by improving standards in all areas of the game. TACK was formed as a non profit organization and was built solely on trust and promise. With a significant lack of experience, financial support, and expertise, yet in a short span of time TACK was able to unify all teams for the common purpose of promoting the game of cricket in Kuwait. In doing so, TACK’s first achievement was the development of three beautifully located grounds by the shores of Sulaibikhat in as less as three months due to sheer determination and vision of all its members.

Vision & Mission

This statement highlights the four key responsibilities of TACK:

  • Joint leadership of all the members of TACK
  • Ensure all the basic requirements are provided by organizations conducting tournaments in Kuwait.
  • Promote the game of cricket by initiating and conducting a well-organized tournament to set an example for other organizations running the cricket show in Kuwait.
  • Maintain and enhance the traditional spirit of the game by being disciplined in its intentions and actions.
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  1. It's good to everyone….

  2. I want to ticket call mee

  3. We want Bangladesh in This tournament

  4. Why u r not taking team or players from Bangladesh.The young boys proved their talent already to world cricket.Please invite Bangladesh

  5. Asia s having four test playing nations. Three of them included besides host. Organizers could include Bangladesh too…

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  7. Wasim Ak says:

    Please I want to see I want tickets for see tha matches call me 97961567

  8. How can we sponsor the event and place a booth

  9. Good. ….from where I got tickets or passes. .please

  10. can i have chance to play I'm a all rounder

  11. Please i want to know about ticket terms & condition

  12. Nasar Azar says:

    I want ticket plese call 66067133

  13. Atif Adnan says:

    well come to kuwait

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